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Mar 24, 2013 3:00am PDT
, no matter what. >> reporter: after a federal court affirmed the right to march against the government and national guard troops were ordered to protect more troops, protesters grew from 600 to 25,000. to rally the crowd, the artists came forth, but one problem. >> we found out we didn't have a stage. and how many kid were there? about 50 to 80 caskets. 50 to 80 coffins. >> how did you feel about that that the stage was built on coffins? >> well, it was different. >> to say the least, yet singing on top of coffins may be metaphor for the marches and they succeeded. later that august, president johnson signed the voting rights act of 1965. >> this purpose is not to divide, but to end divisions. >> reporter: change that bennett could feel even in the place that scared him the most. >> i went back to selma and i was pretty concerned about it. wonder how i was going to be treated. it changed, it changed. there were much more human, much more civilized. it made me feel like it worked. it really worked. that march worked. >> reporter: but that work is unfinished says belafonte and he wonders
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